Digitalisation in Austria: Progress, Broadband Infrastructure and Open Access Networks

The present monitoring of selected indicators on various aspects of the digital transformation of the economy and society shows that Austria still only ranks in the middle of the EU 27. The gap in the availability of particularly high-performance fibre-optic infrastructures in an EU comparison could be efficiently reduced by open network access models that allow multiple use of existing network infrastructures. This would bring the nationwide availability of gigabit-capable access networks a decisive step closer.